For hunting large game, they use a forty-four caliber Winchester, or a forty-five caliber German muzzle-loader.
My own, a muzzle-loader, was discharged, but a rifle none the less.
The breech-loader has manifold advantages over the muzzle-loader in a wild country.
It was a muzzle-loader—we had no Martinis or Mausers in those days.
It was not until 1858 that the percussion rifle, still a muzzle-loader, was generally used by the United States army.
I took down the old weapon—it was a muzzle-loader—and called our little English terrier Grip.
Thus, size for size, a breech-loading gun must have greater range and penetration than a muzzle-loader.
But for all its simplicity there were very many disadvantages attendant on the muzzle-loader.
They were armed with all kinds of firearms, ranging from the old Queen Bess muzzle-loader to the most modern rifles.
The youngsters are still not anxious to buck against the muzzle-loader in off-hand shooting.